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Primary trend

General movement in price data that lasts 4 to 4 1/2 years.

Primary Trend

An overarching, long-term trend for a security. Generally, a primary trend refers to a trend over a period of four years or so. A primary trend may be bullish or bearish, and, in market analysis, it takes precedence over opposite, short-term trends that occur periodically. For example, a security may climb 15% in annualized terms from 2000 through 2003; if the security dropped 3% in 2002, this does not change the primary, upward trend.

primary trend

The main direction in which security prices are moving. An upward primary trend is a bull market while a downward primary trend is a bear market. See also secondary trend.
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Nakano, of Toyo, said that there are two primary trends for this segment: a focus on food safety and extending shelf life.
A secular market trend generally lasts 5 to 25 years and is made up of multiple primary trends.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio's team said: "The high demand for natural and organic sauces and dressings in the US is one of the primary trends emerging in the market.
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Both constitute primary trends in this volatile business.
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For example, according to the editors of Research Alert and Future Vision, five primary trends are reshaping America: 1.